SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has revealed that the more job seekers spend on finding a job, the more likely they are to pass necessary exams.
According to a survey of 1,478 job seekers conducted by job portal Incruit and part-time job search app AlbaCall, 58.6 percent believed that their success was correlated with the cost of private education related to finding employment, which essentially represents the cost of finding a job.
According to a survey of multiple responses in areas spent for job private education, 20.8 percent of the respondents took a language test.
Spending on certificates accounted for 18.8 percent, and certified tests for major qualifications accounted for 19.3 percent to round out the top three.
The survey found that job seekers spent at least 800,000 won (US$690) per month on education for job seeking, up to 1 million won per month.
In addition, they spent 178,000 won on language tests, 166,000 won for certificates, 165,000 won for self-introduction letters, 155,000 won for interviews and 141,000 won on their personality and aptitudes.
Adding to the cost was 155,000 won for speech class and study.
Furthermore, job seekers had to spend living expenses of 295,000 won, including transportation costs. All the expenses added up to far surpass an average of 1 million won per month.
Meanwhile, some 44.4 percent of job seekers worked part time to offset their private education expenses, while 26.8 percent were supported by their parents and 25.5 percent worked and at the same time were supported by parents.
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